The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 267 287 266
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 152 134 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.73% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 115 106
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£600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £656
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-24.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17480 18475 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.39% 77.64% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12782 12831 10934
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 233 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in London

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 35 £600 - 9
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading.

1 127 (46.01%) Front Office
2 120 (43.48%) Banking
3 110 (39.86%) Java
4 109 (39.49%) Fixed Income
5 89 (32.25%) Finance
6 83 (30.07%) Low Latency
7 80 (28.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 74 (26.81%) UNIX
9 68 (24.64%) SQL
10 66 (23.91%) Investment Banking
11 62 (22.46%) Multithreading
12 61 (22.10%) FIX Protocol
13 59 (21.38%) C#
14 58 (21.01%) ION Trading
15 55 (19.93%) C++
16 54 (19.57%) Derivative
17 49 (17.75%) Linux
18 44 (15.94%) ION MarketView
19 42 (15.22%) TIBCO
20 39 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
21 35 (12.68%) Windows
22 33 (11.96%) Equities
23 32 (11.59%) Perl
24 30 (10.87%) OO
25 29 (10.51%) E-Commerce
26 27 (9.78%) Python
27 26 (9.42%) Reuters
27 26 (9.42%) TDD
27 26 (9.42%) Performance Tuning
28 22 (7.97%) SQL Server

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.09%) MTS
2 2 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (0.72%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) Node.js
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (15.94%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (1.45%) RMDS
4 1 (0.36%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.99%) Firewall
2 10 (3.62%) Multicast
3 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.72%) Internet
4 2 (0.72%) Extranet
4 2 (0.72%) ATM
4 2 (0.72%) LAN
4 2 (0.72%) WAN
4 2 (0.72%) HTTP
4 2 (0.72%) H.323
4 2 (0.72%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.72%) SSH
4 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.36%) MPLS
5 1 (0.36%) OSPF
5 1 (0.36%) BGP
5 1 (0.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.52%) KDB
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) OLAP
6 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.99%) JUnit
1 11 (3.99%) Mockito
2 10 (3.62%) TestNG
3 6 (2.17%) Subversion
3 6 (2.17%) JIRA
4 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.09%) Maven
5 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.72%) Gradle
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.36%) Grunt
7 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (46.01%) Front Office
2 120 (43.48%) Banking
3 89 (32.25%) Finance
4 66 (23.91%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.62%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (45.65%) Developer
2 59 (21.38%) Analyst
3 58 (21.01%) Java Developer
4 36 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 31 (11.23%) C# Developer
6 23 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 22 (7.97%) C++ Developer
8 19 (6.88%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.80%) Business Analyst
9 16 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.43%) IT Project Manager
11 11 (3.99%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.62%) Architect
13 8 (2.90%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.90%) Linux Support
14 7 (2.54%) Market Data Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (2.17%) Electronics Engineer
15 6 (2.17%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.10%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (6.88%) Rendezvous
3 16 (5.80%) WPF
4 15 (5.43%) WinForms
4 15 (5.43%) .NET
5 14 (5.07%) Middleware
6 11 (3.99%) Spring
7 10 (3.62%) Guice
8 7 (2.54%) HTML
9 5 (1.81%) JNI
9 5 (1.81%) JMS
10 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.09%) STL
11 3 (1.09%) XML
11 3 (1.09%) WCF
11 3 (1.09%) LINQ
11 3 (1.09%) HTML5
11 3 (1.09%) Spring Integration
12 2 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 109 (39.49%) Fixed Income
2 80 (28.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 54 (19.57%) Derivative
4 33 (11.96%) Equities
5 22 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.88%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (5.07%) Grid Computing
8 8 (2.90%) N-Tier
9 7 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (2.54%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.81%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.45%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.09%) Reference Data
13 3 (1.09%) Open Source
13 3 (1.09%) User Experience
14 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 74 (26.81%) UNIX
2 49 (17.75%) Linux
3 35 (12.68%) Windows
4 12 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.72%) SUSE
5 2 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.07%) Low Latency
2 62 (22.46%) Multithreading
3 39 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.87%) OO
5 29 (10.51%) E-Commerce
6 26 (9.42%) TDD
6 26 (9.42%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (7.61%) Algorithmic Trading
8 20 (7.25%) Project Management
9 19 (6.88%) Market Making
10 17 (6.16%) OOD
10 17 (6.16%) Risk Management
11 13 (4.71%) Scrum
12 12 (4.35%) Business Analysis
12 12 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 11 (3.99%) Capacity Management
13 11 (3.99%) Workflow
14 10 (3.62%) BDD
14 10 (3.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 110 (39.86%) Java
2 68 (24.64%) SQL
3 59 (21.38%) C#
4 55 (19.93%) C++
5 32 (11.59%) Perl
6 27 (9.78%) Python
7 14 (5.07%) Assembly Language
8 10 (3.62%) C
9 8 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.54%) Korn
11 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.09%) VBA
12 3 (1.09%) AWK
12 3 (1.09%) C-shell
13 2 (0.72%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.72%) Ruby
13 2 (0.72%) VC++
13 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (5.80%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) ISEB
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.36%) MCP
3 1 (0.36%) MCSE
3 1 (0.36%) CCIE
3 1 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.09%) MiFID
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.45%) NFS
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.07%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.72%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.72%) Nagios
3 1 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (21.01%) ION Trading
2 42 (15.22%) TIBCO
3 26 (9.42%) Reuters
4 21 (7.61%) Sybase
5 19 (6.88%) Bloomberg
6 16 (5.80%) MarketAxess
7 12 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.62%) eSpeed
8 10 (3.62%) Oracle
9 9 (3.26%) Trayport
9 9 (3.26%) Syncfusion
9 9 (3.26%) Tradeweb
10 8 (2.90%) 29West
11 7 (2.54%) Microsoft
12 6 (2.17%) Fidessa
13 3 (1.09%) Cisco
13 3 (1.09%) Citrix
13 3 (1.09%) Perforce
14 2 (0.72%) SunGard
15 1 (0.36%) EMC
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